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Trekking in the High Atlas mountains
 
Trek to the Waterfalls of Jebel Aoulime
   4 days and 3 nights - 375 €, based on 2 to 4 people   

A flexible trek at the foot of Jebel Aoulime (alt. 3500 m), allowing to scramble up to waterfalls (alt. 1700 m) or even climb up to the highest sheepfolds (alt. 2500 m).

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Itinerary
Taroudant - Afensou - Issoual - Afensou - Taroudant 
Highlights Information
    • Breath-taking paths and tracks in the High Atlas Mountains
    • Magnificent views over mountain peaks more than 3000 metres high
    • Terraced fields and high-altitude villages built of earth and stone
    • Waterfalls in wild surroundings
    • The pleasures of bivouacking in the wild
    • Accommodation and gastronomic delights of Les Terrasses d’Atlas
Departure point : Taroudant
(also possible from Agadir 

Ouarzazate, Marrakech)
Accommodation:   
wild camping : 2 nights
comfort : 1 night
Total km by road: 150
Total km off road: 20
Level: flexible
Free time: 1 half day
Season: February to November
Age: 7 years +
Prices
Basic

• Individuals: 500 € per person (including taxes)
• In groups of 2, 3 or 4: 375 € per person (including taxes)
• Groups of 5+: 250 € per person (including taxes)
• Departing from Marrakesh, Agadir or Ouarzazate: please contact regarding additional transfer costs

Included

• 4 by 4 support with driver, walk leader and pack donkeys with mule driver
• All equipment needed for independent wild camping and meal preparation
• Hire of full camping equipment
• One night at Les Terrasses de l'Atlas
• All meals from first to fourth day included
• Non-alcoholic drinks as required
• Transfers to and from Taroudant
• Private tour: just you and your group
• Taxes
• Tips

Number in group

• max 8
• min 1

Programme*

Distance: The distance (around 50 kms) can vary considerably if you want to scramble up to the waterfalls or even climb up to the highest sheepfolds, weather permitting. The fact that you will be doing this trek without the presence of other holidaymakers enables you to be very flexible in structuring your programme each day. In addition, the presence of the 4 by 4 enables trekkers to call it a day at any time if necessary.

Terrain: The gradient of the terrain varies quite significantly but not for long stretches at a time, though the 4 by 4 can help take the strain of the upwards ascent. The ground is hard, rocky and very stony at times. The only part that can be quite tricky is crossing or climbing up waterfalls, but this isn’t compulsory.

Level of difficulty: The level of difficulty of the trek can be made more extreme by climatic conditions. The wind, heat, the advent of a heavy shower or a sudden cold spell, depending on their intensity, can make the difference between an easy or an extremely challenging trek and require you to modify your plans. 

 

 

Day 1

• Transfer by taxi or 4 x 4 (one hour) from Taroudant to Afensou, our Berber village.
• Settling in at Les Terrasses de l'Atlas in your room with en-suite bathroom
• Final preparations for the trek
• Stroll through the village and the gardens of our mountain oasis
• Aperitif with music or traditional wood-fired hammam
• Berber tasting meal on one of our terraces
• Accommodation in our Berber house Les Terrasses de l'Atlas

Day 2

• To the end of the track by 4 x 4 or longer trek on foot, depending on your preference, heading for the valley of the almond trees
• Upwards ascent to the highest village, Issoual, via wide track with panoramic views
• Baggage carried by donkeys
• A further hour’s uphill trek to the waterfalls and the base for setting up camp
• Visiting the waterfalls
• Wild camping under walnut trees on the banks of an irrigation canal at an altitude of around 2000 metres
• Barbecue
• Campfire

 

Day 3

• Back down again to the highest village
• Through the high valley of the almond trees, then up through a small pass
• Following a path to the typical high-altitude village of Iril
• Visiting another series of waterfalls
• Long panoramic descent into a gorge
• Wild camping beside a small mountain stream in the gorge
• Berber dinner around campfire
• Night under canvas

Day 4

• Final downward trek
• Back to the guesthouse on foot or by 4 x 4
• Lunch on one of our terraces
• Transfer to Taroudant

 (*) This programme is a guide only and structured in accordance with your preferences and local
constraints